[Samba] installing printer in a logon script

Simon Hobson shobson-lists at colony.com
Mon Nov 8 15:29:09 GMT 2004

Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:

>OK, this is partially my fault, as installing printer drivers on 
>Samba manually (not using Windows GUI) is so complicated and 
>unintuitive that I think it's even more complicated than configuring 
>IPSec on two machines with dynamic IP, one behind NAT!

If you stick to using the AdobePS driver on the desktops then it 
isn't hard - just follow the howto.

>rundll printui.dll,PrintUIEntry has already a switch to use a given 
>inf file for a chosen printer - and as win2k already *has* these 
>printer drivers, I feel no need to copy them from Samba. Doing it 
>from a slow dial-up can be unpleasant experience for an end-user, 
>each time he/she logs in.

It doesn't download it each time. It appears to download it the first 
time, and after that it goes through the motions but doesn't actually 
download drivers it already has. I'm sure someone with the knowledge 
will be able to say what tests are applied for it to download a 
changed driver.


Simon Hobson MA MIEE, Technology Specialist
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